A crisis for Iraq — and the Middle East
Even more disturbing is what is happening to Syria's east: the bloodiest confrontation between Iraq's minority Sunni community and the Shiite regime since the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops nearly two years ago. According to a count by the ...
Attacks in Iraq including blast near Internet cafe kill 9, wound 33
Iraq accuses Turkey of controlling anti-government protests
Iraq PM's coalition emerges as strongest force in local vote
New York Times
Syria Is Not Iraq
New York Times
IN the search for an American response to the civil war in Syria, the favorite guidebook seems to be our ill-fated adventure in Iraq. We have another brutal Middle East autocrat holding power on behalf of a sectarian minority. We have another dubious ...
Why We Should Stay Out Of Syria
Motor vehicle crashes: A little-known risk to returning veterans of Iraq and ...
Washington Post (blog)
For men and women who have fought in the country's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, death behind the wheel is becoming another lethal aftereffect of combat. After they leave military service, veterans of the two wars have a 75 percent higher rate of fatal ...
Rights Group Says Iraq Planned Crackdown
Wall Street Journal
KIRKUK, Iraq—An Iraqi parliamentary report on an April 23 raid by the military that led to the deaths of at least 44 Sunni protesters was leaked to Iraqi news agencies and to Human Rights Watch, which on Saturday released its own report on the ...
Talking With My Daughter About My Service in Iraq
New York Times
“Mom, what did you see over there? What was it like? Did you have a gun? Did you kill anyone?” The first time my daughter Shylah asked me about being a soldier in Iraq, she was 6 years old. Her class had been studying the war. But I had no idea how to ...
Iraq PM: Fake bomb detectors should have been weeded out
AFP – Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Sunday the government took the necessary steps “a long time ago” on fake bomb detectors, despite the fact that they are still in widespread use in the country. “We took the necessary measures in a ...
Iraq: 'Disciplining' the media
In Iraq, tensions have again flared up in a new wave of deadly attacks against political and sectarian targets. Iraqi media, especially outlets that speak to the Sunni minority, called it a crisis out of the government's control. Then, when government ...
Scholar: Ancient Babylon's hanging garden was in northern Iraq
The whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from antiquity. The inability of archaeologists to find traces of it among Babylon's ancient remains led some ...
'9 killed, 33 injured in attacks in Iraq'
On Thursday, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said that April 2013 was Iraq's deadliest month since June 2008, with a total of 712 people killed and 1,633 wounded in bomb attacks and other forms of violence. Related Viewpoints: ...
Police in Springfield, Mass. adopt Iraq-style 'counterinsurgency' tactics
Police in Springfield, Massachusetts have adopted Iraq-style “counterinsurgency” tactics and are applying them to gang busting with amazing results, according to Sunday's episode of “60 Minutes.” Before you get freaked out, don't worry: Springfield ...